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Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/13/2018 11:36:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the public comment period.

Construction Permits
DNR engineers review and issue construction permits to facilities before they build new or modified sources of air pollution. The public may review the following air quality construction permits available online at

Black Hawk County
John Deere Foundry – 2000 Westfield Ave, Waterloo. 
Project No. 18-298, Adding core wash units to existing permits.
The public comment period ends January 13, 2019. 

Muscatine County
SSAB Iowa, 1770 Bill Sharp Blvd., Muscatine.
Project No. 18-405, Modification of permit for existing ladle dryer.
Public comment period ends January 11, 2019.

Wapello County
Interstate Power & Light – Ottumwa Generating Station, 20775 Power Plant Rd, Ottumwa.
Project No. 18-206, Permit amendments to amend operating limit requirements and update language from 2015 consent decree. 
Public comment goes from December 14, 2018 – January 14, 2019 and requests for a public hearing must be submitted by December 28, 2018.